Exhibitions/ Art Object

Standing female figurine

Period:
Cypro-Archaic II
Date:
ca. 600–480 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made
Dimensions:
H. 8 in. (20.3 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1551
Not on view
The figurine is mold-made, solid, and flat at the back. It is broken at the top of the chest and mended.
From Cyprus Said to be from a tomb at Nicosia-Ayia Paraskevi

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1894. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 2. pl. III.18, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2145, p. 350, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Jacqueline. 1977. La grande déesse de Chypre et son culte à travers l'iconographie de l'époque néolithique au VIème s.a.C.. p. 208, Lyon: Maison de l'Orient.

Karageorghis, Vassos. 1998. The Coroplastic Art of Ancient Cyprus: The Cypro-archaic period small female figurines, Vol. 5(B). p. 51, no. 119, Nicosia: Foundation Anasatasios G. Leventis.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2004. The Cesnola Collection: Terracottas. cat. 162, CD-ROM. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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